Free Guides

Welcome to our free guides section. Here you will find a comprehensive list of guides designed to help you work as a freelance / contracting professional. 

Simply select the guides that you want to read, then click to download.



Business Accounting 

Here is an overview of the different types of accounting commonly used in businesses. This guide is not an exhausting view of the types of accounting used in business, it is a simple guide designed to give you a better understanding of what is done in the background to keep your business running smoothly.

This guide includes the following:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting

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Business Insurance 

A brief guide into business insurances provided by our friends at Qdos Consulting. Please visit the Market Place for more information and to purchase these essential products.

This guide covers the following:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Employers Liability Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Freelancer Protection Insurance
  • Other Insurances

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As a limited company director you are entitled to claim expenses for purchases / costs that have been incurred for the running of your limited company. These are commonly known as tax deductible expenses as they reduce the operating profits of your business which will reduce the amount of corporation tax that your company will need to pay…

This guide covers the following:

  • How business expenses work
  • Types of expenses you can claim through your company
  • 24 month rule
  • 40% rule
  • Capital expenditure

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IR35 – Explained 

This guide has be written as a guide to the different ways of working under IR35. Included in this guide is the following:

  • Brief introduction to IR35
  • Operating inside IR35
  • Operating outside IR35

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IR35 – The introduction 

A majority of contractors won’t regard the year 2000 with such fond memories, not only because we lost our World cup qualifying game to Germany, but because this is the year the intermediary legislation (IR35) was first introduced by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC)…

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Running and Managing your Limited Company 

This is a guide written to help you run and manage your limited company as a contractor.

This guide covers the following:

  • Setting up a limited company
  • Responsibilities of a limited company director
  • your companies year end
  • Limited company taxes
  • Business expenses
  • IR35

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A brief guide on the two main types of VAT you may be registered for as a limited company contractor; Flat Rate VAT, or Standard Rate VAT.

This guide covers the following:

  • Flat Rate VAT
  • Up to date trade sector list
  • Standard Rate VAT

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